Out of place animal: Sevengill shark caught off Irish coast

“An aggressive shark normally found in the Pacific or off the warm waters of Africa at this time of year has been caught in the nets of a Kerry fishing vessel off Fastnet Rock. The sevengill, or cow shark, was brought up on Tuesday morning in the nets of the HollyB, owned by John O’Donnell of Cloghane, and it was presented to a rare fish expert attached to the Mara Beo aquarium in An Daingean. The fish, a female, was already dead and is now on its way to the Museum of Natural History.”

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